Criminal Procedure in Motion

I originally posted this rubric for the essay to be done in full but what was required was only fulfilled half way. The professor left this note on my essay with the grade of a 35.

“You earned 85/100 but the score of 100 points is divided between two cases; one procedural and one about state law. You only presented one type of case in this document and as such you lose 50 points, half of the points, right off the top thus leaving 35 earned. Please see my comments below about each section.

If you choose to revise this document and add a second case to the discussion you may do so and I’m going to open an additional attempt in blackboard now for that purpose. The choice is yours, but I encourage you to do so. Please let me know if you need further clarification or instruction.”

I will post the requirements again with those further instructions and i will attach the original essay so it can be added on to.

Legal research serves as a gateway to locate cases that interpret key areas of substantive and procedural criminal law. From there, understanding how to read the case is integral to using the case for guidance on parameters. The issue is the question presented to the court for review. That question is based on whether what took place at the trial can be challenged as incorrect and impacting the outcome of the case. The appellate court, in reaching the decision, includes the law relied on as support for the decision. That includes statutory law, from legislatures, and other court rulings, where prior courts interpreted the law.

Using the HeinOnline legal research database, use the Fastcase search to locate one U.S. Supreme Court case involving a criminal procedure issue. Searching law in your state, locate one case involving any criminal law issue.

In a 45 page paper:

Identify the key facts from each case and the issues presented to the courts.
Describe the laws relied on by the courts in reaching the decisions.
Illustrate the connection between that authority and the way the courts ruled.
Explain the interpretations of constitutional protections based on the decisions.
Describe philosophical underpinnings and public policy influences.
Relate the importance of conducting this case analysis to a criminal justice career.
Be sure to review the Criminal Procedure in Motion Scoring Guide to ensure that you understand the criteria for this assignment.

Use the links provided in the Resources to help you complete the assignment.

Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Resources and citations: Format according to APA guideline.
Required page count: 45, not including the title page or the references page.
Required number of references: A minimum of three.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.


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